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Welcome, I'm your host Rakel Colina. If you're facing challenges in your relationship, there may be hidden aspects that you haven't fully grasped yet. For years, I found myself in a toxic relationship without realizing the extent of the abuse until the day I finally walked away. Now, I'm here to assist you in identifying the abusive patterns and behaviors, but it's not solely about them. It's time to confront the issues that might be hindering your personal growth and preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself.Ladies, together let's break down the barriers that hold you back from moving forward and embracing your best life, even in the aftermath of abuse. Remember, it's not just about seeing through their facades; it's about empowering you to overcome your own obstacles. By facing your fears, no matter how small, you can initiate significant transformations. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and liberation. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and liberation. Get ready to take charge of your life!"Facing small fears can lead to big changes." - Rakel Colina

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Welcome, I'm your host Rakel Colina. If you're facing challenges in your relationship, there may be hidden aspects that you haven't fully grasped yet. For years, I found myself in a toxic relationship without realizing the extent of the abuse until the day I finally walked away. Now, I'm here to assist you in identifying the abusive patterns and behaviors, but it's not solely about them. It's time to confront the issues that might be hindering your personal growth and preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself.Ladies, together let's break down the barriers that hold you back from moving forward and embracing your best life, even in the aftermath of abuse. Remember, it's not just about seeing through their facades; it's about empowering you to overcome your own obstacles. By facing your fears, no matter how small, you can initiate significant transformations. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and liberation. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and liberation. Get ready to take charge of your life!"Facing small fears can lead to big changes." - Rakel Colina

    104. Empowering Boundaries: Taking Charge of Your Life and Well-being

    104. Empowering Boundaries: Taking Charge of Your Life and Well-being

    In this podcast episode, I dive into the topic many women struggle with setting boundaries and saying "no". I'm dedicated to empowering women like you to establish healthy boundaries with confidence and overcome the guilt associated with saying "no" to abusive individuals. My goal is to help you build healthier relationships and protect your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

    Boundaries are like invisible shields that protect your space, feelings, and personal rights. They're about self-care and demanding respect, not selfishness. We discuss seven types of boundaries and guide you on how to identify your discomforts and express your boundaries clearly. This episode is a step-by-step guide to setting healthy boundaries.

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    • 13 min
    103. Breaking Free: Understanding Emotional Dependency

    103. Breaking Free: Understanding Emotional Dependency

    In this podcast episode, I'll talk about the common feeling of emotional dependency. Many of us have experienced emotional dependency at some point in our lives, where our well-being seems tied to someone else's actions or words. In simple terms, emotional dependency is when we rely on others to make us feel good about ourselves.

    The podcast host shares personal experiences and valuable insights into overcoming emotional dependency. They emphasize the importance of self-awareness, building self-esteem, creating a support system of friends and family, prioritizing self-care, setting boundaries, and redefining happiness. The message is clear: true happiness comes from within, and by taking these steps, you can learn to be emotionally self-sufficient, leading to healthier relationships and personal growth. So, if you've ever felt trapped in emotional dependency, this episode offers hope and practical advice on how to find happiness and fulfillment from within yourself.

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    • 17 min
    102. The Narcissist's Playbook: 13 Manipulation Tactics Exposed, Part 2

    102. The Narcissist's Playbook: 13 Manipulation Tactics Exposed, Part 2

    In this podcast episode, we're going deeper into the tactics that narcissists use to control and manipulate you. This episode is part two of a series, so if you're just joining us, it's a good idea to go back and listen to last week's episode to catch up on what we've covered so far.

    We'll be discussing seven more tactics employed by narcissists, These tactics are like hidden traps that slowly erode your self-esteem and control, leaving you feeling trapped and powerless, by shedding light on these manipulative strategies, we aim to help you recognize them and empower yourself to break free from the cycle of abuse. Remember, knowledge is power, and you're not alone on this journey – there is help and support available to you.

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    • 18 min
    101. The Narcissist's Playbook: 13 Manipulation Tactics Exposed, Part I

    101. The Narcissist's Playbook: 13 Manipulation Tactics Exposed, Part I

    In this podcast episode, we're diving into the tactics used by narcissists to control and manipulate others. These tactics are like tools in their toolkit, and we'll explore seven of them in detail. These insights aim to help you recognize these behaviors and empower you to protect yourself.

    Understanding these manipulative tactics is crucial, by shedding light on these tactics, this episode equips you with the knowledge to navigate these challenging situations and work towards a healthier, happier life. Stay tuned for the next part of this series to dive deeper into recognizing and dealing with abusive behavior.  – Knowledge is your flashlight in the darkness of manipulation.

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    • 23 min
    100. Why Did I Fall for an Abusive Relationship?

    100. Why Did I Fall for an Abusive Relationship?

    Imagine feeling like you're not good enough, that you don't deserve better. We'll uncover why that's a trap we can fall into. And ever wondered why some folks accept mistreatment? It might have to do with what they saw growing up. Let's unravel why our past can affect our present. And the fear of being alone? We've all felt it, but it can lead to some bad decisions. Join me to discover the reasons behind these tough situations, and remember, understanding is the first step to a brighter path.


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    • 19 min
    99. Unveiling Dog Whistling in Abusive Relationships

    99. Unveiling Dog Whistling in Abusive Relationships

    In today's podcast episode, we delved into the disturbing world of dog whistling within abusive relationships. This manipulative communication tactic is used by abusers to exert control and maintain power while evading direct accountability for their harmful actions. Similar to a dog whistle emitting high-frequency sounds only dogs can hear, abusers use subtle language, gestures, and actions with hidden meanings understood only by the victim. These hidden messages serve to isolate, manipulate, and emotionally control the victim, leaving them doubting themselves and their reality.

    The podcast provides a comprehensive breakdown of how dog whistling operates within abusive dynamics. It highlights covert communication, isolation tactics, code words, and the implantation of fear to keep the victim compliant and fearful of consequences. The emotional and psychological impacts are significant, leading to anxiety, depression, and distorted self-perception. The episode emphasizes the importance of recognizing dog-whistling, seeking external support, and building a solid network to break free from the abusive hold. By shedding light on this manipulation tactic, the podcast aimed to empower listeners to identify and address such behaviors, fostering awareness and conversations about healthy relationships.

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    • 17 min

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